Boonen admits he may leave the Giro d'Italia early if there's nothing for him to play for

Tom Boonen admits he may not finish the Giro d'Italia if there's nothing for him to play for in the final week, insisting Rigoberto Uran doesn't need his help

Tom Boonen on stage two of the 2015 Tour of Italy (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

When you're as decorated a cyclist as Tom Boonen you sometimes get the luxury of choosing your destiny in races. As such, Boonen's schedule isn't forcing him to finish the Giro d'Italia, which has still almost two weeks to run.

The Belgian admits that he will be on the last stage to Milan if there's something for him to drive for, such as the final stage win.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.